A home staging consultation?
A Home Staging Consultation is the first step in the process of preparing your house for sale. Most people don’t sell their houses very often, so when a home seller calls me, he/she is usually not really aware of the home staging process and costs. Let me remind you that the goals of Home Staging are to sell your property as fast as possible for the most amount of money. In other words, home staging techniques aim to optimize your return on investment. And a house is the biggest investment a lot of people will ever make!
A Home Staging consultation’s objective is to develop a clear action plan for the home seller.
If you follow our recommendations, the property will showcase at its best and you will sell the house well!
Home Staging consultation process
- a consultation usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours
- a detailed walk through the property (inside and outside)
- analysis of the current situation
- noting down all needed adjustments, including repairs, fixes, de cluttering, cleaning, decorating, etc
- establishing a list of ALL recommendations
- reviewing that list with the client and establishing a budget and time frame
- if the client is unable to do everything on the list, we help him/her establish priorities
- we discuss with the client who will take care of which task
The result of a home staging consultation
By the end of the consultation, a home seller will know exactly what preparation work is required, what investment he/she should be prepared to make and what time frame is realistic for the work to be accomplished.
What is NOT included in a home staging consultation
A home staging consultation is just that – a CONSULTATION 🙂 Within the allocated time frame, we will not be able to reorganize your whole house and reposition your furniture.
We do provide a ‘Home Staging for you’ package for the clients who wish for our team to reorganize and stage their house – half a day and a full day packages are available.
A home stager is a Miracle worker, for sure, and will give you all the tools you need to successfully sell your home. But, a home seller should have realistic expectations regarding the investment and the effort he/she needs to put in if he/she desires the optimal outcome 🙂
That depends on the client and their needs.
A home staging consultation for a lived in home might be the only intervention a home stager will need to do. Some home sellers complete all the required tasks themselves. Some ask a home stager to come back a second time just before the property is put on the market to ‘check’ their homework 🙂 And some others prefer more guidance and ask us to work with them – provide resources, shop (or rent) furniture and accessories, or provide a turnkey solution.
How much does a home staging consultation cost?
We charge between $175 and $225 for a consultation. The price depends on the time we spend with a client. The size of the property is not necessarily proportional to the help required 🙂
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